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Viral (Aseptic) Meningitis

Nov 3, 1999


I've read that aseptic meningitis can be a sign of hiv infection, is aseptic meningitis only seen in hiv infection or is it a common viral infection? Thank you

Response from Mr. Sowadsky

Thank you for your question. Anybody can get Viral (Aseptic) Meningitis whether they have HIV or not. Therefore, if a person is diagnosed with Aseptic Meningitis, this in itself is not an indication of HIV infection. However, this illness can occasionally be seen in people who have HIV.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to call the Centers for Disease Control at 1.800.232.4636 (Nationwide).

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